The Ministry of Health and Sanitation has recently confirmed that Pujehun Government Hospital is ready and able to provide emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) services. This is the first facility that has been certified since the outbreak of Ebola in 2014.
The blog was written by Ramatu Jalloh, the Coordinator for the Scaling Up Nutrition and Immunization Civil Society Platform, hosted by FOCUS 1000.
The First Lady, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma has on Tuesday launched four thousand HIV/Syphilis rapid test kits for pregnant women at the Dworzark Farm Health Centre in Freetown. The kits are aimed at eliminating mother to child transmission of HIV and syphilis in the country.
MoHS, MamaYe and Options to hold “...Status of Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care Consultative Conference"
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with Options Consultancy Services Ltd. and Evidence for Action-MamaYe will be organising a one day Consultative Conference on the "status of Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care facilities in Sierra Leone." It will focus on the effect of the Ebola virus disease outbreak that claimed the lives of over 3,000 people and the Recovery Phase within the framework of maternal and newborn care.
Women, particularly in rural areas of developing countries, can have a stillbirth with no medical professionals around, and therefore no record of that baby entering or leaving the world. If we don't have stillbirths being counted, then it is incredibly difficult for there to be targeted interventions to reduce them.
WASH-Net and WaterAid recently conducted a rights-based approach training workshop for community stakeholders in holding decision makers to account on the provision of water and sanitation services.
Today, May 5, is the International Day of the Midwife. This is an opportunity for the global community to come together to recognize the incredible impact midwives have on maternal and newborn health and decreasing mortality. Want to know more about what global leaders are doing to strengthen midwifery?